Photo of the Week: 13-19 June 2022


Roseate Tern by Isaiah Volacek-Rowe



While on the increase across Britain and Ireland, Roseate Tern remains one of our trickiest seabirds to photograph well – particularly so early in the season, when the adults look truly pristine with their all-black bills and neat, whitish plumage. While visiting Brownsea Island in Dorset recently, Isaiah Rowe was afforded a unique opportunity to see and photograph this beautiful tern up close and personal, producing a series of wonderful images.

This shot is truly eyecatching: both the perch and soft grey background complement this stunning seabird, which has been caught in a fine pose as it carefully balances itself on a mesh fence. Congratulations to Isaiah on an excellent winner!


Other notable images


Red-throated Diver, Iceland (Chris Hawes).

Great Crested Grebe, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (Simon Richardson).

Ruff, Loch Sandary, N Uist, Outer Hebrides (Dean Eades Wildlife Photography ).

Black-winged Stilt, Potteric Carr YWT, South Yorkshire (Jonathan Lowes).


Western Marsh Harrier, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (Nick Brown).


Yellow Wagtail, Whitley, Wiltshire (Gary vause).

Northern Wheatear, Llandrindod Wells, Powys (Kev Joynes).

Great Reed Warbler, Langford Lowfields RSPB, Nottinghamshire (Tony Davison).

Swallow, Cley Marshes NWT, Norfolk (Roy Marriott).

Raven, Mizen Head, Cork (Richard Mills).

Woodpigeon, Westonzoyland, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Written by: BirdGuides